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Deputy Manager - MHSOP Day Services

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for two enthusiastic, innovative mental health nurses to take up the position of Day Service Deputy Ward Manager in Mental Health Services for Older People (MHSOP). They will be an integral part of developing MHSOP Day Services which comprises of: Assessment & Recovery Unit (ARU) in Llandough Hospital and Grand Avenue Care Hub (which is an integrated service with Cardiff Local Authority) in Ely, Cardiff. We require someone who is an expert clinician and passionate about working with older people with a complex dementia and/ or unstable complex mental health.

Main duties of the job

The MHSOP Day Services provides a holistic 6-8 week assessment with focused interventions that promote recovery, hope, well-being and build on people's strengths. MHSOP Day Services provide an integrated service at Grand Avenue Day Centre, in conjunction with Cardiff Social Services, for people who have complex dementia and enduring mental and physical health conditions who may need longer assessment and support. The role will include working across both sites. The working hours are Monday to Friday 8.30-16.30.

The Band 6 role will involve management duties, supporting staff and holding a caseload of patients. You will be working within a supportive and nurturing multi disciplinary team who will support your professional development. There will be opportunities to provide individual and group based psychological interventions. The MHSOP Day Service team will offer support, supervision and training opportunities. You will need to be a registered mental health nurse to apply for this position.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 17,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving over 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services. Together we are committed to improving health outcomes for everyone, delivering excellent care and support.

Our mission is Living Well, Caring Well, Working Together, and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. Our 10-year transformation and improvement strategy, Shaping Our Future Wellbeing, is our chance to work collaboratively with the public and our workforce to make our health board more sustainable for the future.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac

Person Specification



  • Qualified Mental health Nurse
  • Current NMC Registration
  • Postgraduate Diploma level of training
  • evidence of CPD


  • Masters degree/willingness to work towards



  • Competent management experience
  • Supervision of junior staff
  • Knowledge of research and audit



  • Ability to communicate sensitive information about patients' condition
  • Ability to provide and receive complex sensitive information
  • Able to prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Able to manage frequently changing complex situations
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own time and that of the junior team.


  • Able to demonstrate application of expanded roles/skills within clinical setting

Special Knowledge


  • Extensive knowledge of relevant speciality underpinned by theory.
  • Able to demonstrate specialist knowledge of patient group

Personal Qualities


  • Ability to work in a team and automonously
  • Flexible to meet the needs of the service
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Positive attitude to change

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


University Hospital Llandough

Penlan Road


CF64 2XX

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